"Grey's Anatomy" season 12 is now on a mid-season break after airing its episode 8, titled "Things We Lost in the Fire", on 19 November. And episode 9, titled "The Sound of Silence", is expected to return only next year, on 11 February, 2016. But, speculations and rumours have been running wild, especially after Shonda Rhimes teased about what future holds for our favourite medical crew.

The mid-season finale was full of cliff hangers and left fans with various questions unanswered about Alex-Jo relationship, Meredith-Amelia feud and Meredith's discovery about Owen before the show went on a hiatus. This was one of the major revelations of the show when Owen confessed to Meredith that she has a sister. Now, the future episodes will show the repercussions of this confession. But, going by the latest reports it looks like still various revelations will be made in the second half of the season.

The mastermind by ABC's medical drama, Rhimes has clearly hinted that the show will delve deeper into Meredith's evolving character and there will be major changes in the dimensions of several other relationships.

"It's been really fun getting to explore Meredith and where she's going and who she's becoming. Mer's evolution will continue in midseason premiere," Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly.

Rhimes also hinted that the mid-season premiere will not be as emotional as the mid-season finale. "We've been having a blast. The first episode that comes back is extraordinary and very, very powerful, and directed by Denzel Washington. It certainly puts us on a path for the beginning of the second half of the season," she added.

Some other reports have suggested that episode 9 will reveal new relationship statuses on some of the new characters and will throw light on the personal lives of Maggie-Andrew as well. But one thing that fans will want The Sound of Silence to show is if Jo will accept Alex's proposal.

"Grey's Anatomy" season 12 is on a mid-season break and will return with "The Sound of Silence" on 11 February, 2016. For more information on the upcoming episode and live streaming details, don't forget to check back here.